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Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby DaveJ on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:12 pm

Hi forgive me, I'm pretty new to linux so please be patient.

I am using Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon and am having trouble browsing to some of my most used sites ie
http://www.outlook.com
http://www.twitter.com
http://www.facebook.com
http://www.youtube.com
http://www.ebay.co.uk

Outlook.com & twitter.com being the worst.

All other sites seem fine. Please note: I have not tried every website, that might take a long long time :wink:

Most times I can connect to 1 or 2 of these but the others either won't connect or are veeery slow to connect
Sometimes none will connect, sometimes all will connect perfectly.

I mainly use Firefox, but have the same issues in Chrome & Opera.

Got it into my head that ipv6 could be the problem so disabled it to no avail.

If I reboot to Win 7 (dual booting) I have no problems at all.

So, any ideas

Cheers
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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby DaveJ on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:22 pm

HA, wouldn't you just know it, just posted the above then test the problem sites..... and they all work perfectly :oops:
But I know it will happen again.

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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby DaveJ on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:30 pm

And just a few minutes later Outlook & ebay not playing.

Strange thing is I when I do a speed test (ookla) I get very good results, much better than in Win 7.

When twitter won't connect I can still ping it.

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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 pm

Might post your type of connection? Wifi chipset used and driver installed?

Paste command in term and copy paste results here in the thread.

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inxi -F


As most issues are Wifi driver issues that I have read about.

Mine is also an issue where my wifi occassionally drops out or the AP disappears altogether and requires me to manually dis-connect and re-connect wifi to see it again and connect. Also if connection is dropped for some reason it will not re-connect automatically most of the time requiring me to manually connect. Also I find my Linux side is about 20%-25% less signal strength than when I boot to windows7 side.

And no fix as been using the default realtek 8187 drivers for my specific wifi chipset. And still the occasional issues.
And Wifi has always been one of the weak spots that never seems to improve over the years. Whether it's the drivers or the state of NetworkManager and network-manager-applet just not doing the job and still buggy years & years later. As remember these same issues back in 2006-08 when was the last time I was using linux. And found it to be a universal issue that transcends across all the distro's I used or tried out Ubuntu,Mint,Opensuse,Bodhi,Xvoyager,etc.. no matter it being Ubuntu,Gnome,Cinnamon,Mate or now presently using SolydK KDE debian.
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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby DaveJ on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:36 pm

Agh yes, sorry using wifi

~ $ inxi -F
System: Host: dave-Satellite-C650 Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: TOSHIBA (portable) product: Satellite C650 version: PSC08E-00R001EN
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC Bios: INSYDE version: 1.70 date: 07/07/2011
CPU: Dual core Celeron CPU T3300 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
Clock Speeds: 1: 1994.795 MHz 2: 1994.795 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio: Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:26:b6:e5:bb:64
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet driver: atl1c
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:26:6c:66:59:9f
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (1.9% used) 1: /dev/sda Hitachi_HTS54503 320.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 50G used: 5.8G (13%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.01GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 136 Uptime: 2:21 Memory: 408.6/1883.3MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:21 pm

Yep this is the line to be searching for solutions for.

Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k


Maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in on it for you.
I would start with a forum search here or a google search with Linux wifi AR9285 problems.
And see what turns up.
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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby DaveJ on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:38 pm

Thanks Orbmiser, I will follow your advice.
Wish me luck.

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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby DaveJ on Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:02 pm

Well, here we are 3 weeks later having tried every fix I can find online relating to the above problem and we remain where we started.

It's a real shame 'cos I like everything else in Linux Mint, but having to boot back into win7 just to check email is a bit of a pain.

Don't know where to go from here really, except maybe try a replacement wireless adapter.

But which one? I am I going to get similar problems with a different brand?

Probably only one way to find out eh?

I'll leave it till after the hols and try again.

Cheers

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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby Metalman on Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:44 pm

check your modem trouble log to see if there are dns lookup problems

if so, try a different secondary nameserver

# Google public nameserver
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstrick ... ervers.htm
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Re: Struggling to connect to some popular sites

Postby computerbob on Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:41 am

I've had that problem.
I have found that most USB WiFi sticks do not work with linux. The Asus N13 works out of the box.
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